Out of the past 9/16/12

Sunday, September 16, 2012

1987

Evening rains kept the crowds small at the SEMO District Fair/Expo last night; 6,038 people attended the fair yesterday, after a record crowd Monday of 12,358; this evening's headline entertainment will be the Charley Pride shows.

Traffic should be moving through the U.S. 61/34/72/25 intersection at Jackson without interruption by the middle of next month, if weather cooperates; the project is about 85 percent complete.

1962

Dr. G. Ray Jordan, one of the most forceful preachers of American Methodism, is the guest speaker in the afternoon at the annual Old McKendree Chapel service; nearly 500 Methodists and their friends from the area attend the service.

State College's second-string center, Lee Bauwens, sustained a broken jaw in last night's football game at Bowling Green, Ky., as the Indians opened the fall campaign with a loss to Wester Kentucky State College, 28-7, on a rain-soaked gridiron.

1937

The weather was warmer last night for the second showing of "Arabian Nights" at Houck Field Stadium, producing a larger crowd than the first night; every community in the district has been represented at the shows, including the towns of Illmo, Fornfelt, Benton, Mo., Sikeston, Mo., Charleston, Mo., Marston, Mo., Bloomfield, Mo., and Advance, Mo.

Plans for the new additional boulevard on U.S. 61, between the Highway 74 and West Broadway intersections, are being made by State Highway Department engineers; department engineers make a check over the route here, before returning to Jefferson City, Mo.

1912

Louis Houck's farm manager, Pressley Hopper, has just sold the pecans on the grove on Houck's farm, two miles south of the city, to a Chicago firm for $400; Hopper said that in the past thieves have gathered the nuts, injuring the trees in the process; but this year they will run afoul of a watchman hired by the Chicago purchasers of the crop, who will permit no pillaging of the nuts.

The Cape Girardeau City Council tonight will likely accept the paving work on Independence Street just completed by contractor John H. Rouse; it is a fine street of concrete; Rouse is now paving Frederick Street, from Broadway to Themis Street.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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